Adopt A Drifter Buoy for Your Classroom

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Climate Observation (OCO) established the Adopt a Drifter Program (ADP) in December 2004 for K-12 teachers and university professors from the United States along with international educators. This program provides teachers with the opportunity to infuse ocean observing system data into their curriculum. A drifting buoy (drifter) is a floating ocean buoy equipped with meteorological and oceanographic sensing instruments linked to transmitting equipment where the observed data are sent to data collecting centers. An initial global array of 1250 drifting buoys was completed during 2005.  Find out how to apply to adopt a drifter

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